Proposals for a common transfer test have been agreed by the two organisations that run the exams BBC News NI has reported.
The draft proposals have been put forward by negotiators representing the AQE and the PPTC and a consultation will now take place where grammar school principals and boards of governors with be part of the consultation process. However, a single test is unlikely to be in operation for at least two to three years even if there is agreement.
The 2017 intake information for Northern Ireland Grammar Schools requiring either the AQE or the GL Assessment have been published by the Belfast Telegraph. The link also been added to our Schools Intake Information page long with links to stats for previous years.
Registration for the AQE's Common Entrance Assessment (CEA) opens today.
If you wish for your child to sit the AQE's Common Entrance Assessment (CEA) you must register them before the closing date using the 2017-18 AQE Registration Form.
Registration Forms are available to download from the AQE website, from an AQE Grammar School or from the AQE Office. Some Primary Schools may also be able to give you a form.
The Association of Quality Education (AQE) and the Post-Primary Transfer Consortium (PPTC) have issued a joint statement announcing that they want to produce a single transfer test, the BBC have reported.
The statement said "We believe this to be in the best interest of pupils, parents and schools," and that that their aim was to have a common test in place by November 2019.
The 2016 intake information for Northern Ireland Grammar Schools requiring either the AQE or the GL Assessment have been published by the Belfast Telegraph. They have also been added to our Schools Intake Information page.
The stats include the highest & lowest grades or scores accepted to gain entry into Grammar Schools in 2016 as well as the total number of children that applied and were accepted.
Education minister Peter Weir has said he is not going to waste his time striving for an unachievable political deal that would bring back a state selection test, the Belfast Telegraph and ITV News have reported.
As reported by the BBC and the Belfast Telegraph, primary schools are now free to prepare pupils for the unregulated transfer tests after Education Minister Peter Weir reversed a long-standing departmental policy.